10 Reasons to Live in Hampstead

Hampstead is the ultimate London village, combining a feeling of rural serenity, with an easy reach of the city. The area features stunning views of central London, an impressive history and culture, a fine range of schools, a wide variety of fashionable boutiques and destination restaurants, as well as 800 acres of ancient parkland - all within 30 mins of the heart of the city.

Hampstead Manor is located on a quiet, leafy road, just minutes from the centre of Hampstead Village. The development offers 156 new homes ranging in size from studios to five-bedrooms. Register your interest to find out more about the development and to receive invitations for exclusive events. Download the brochures to discover the stunning designs and full specifications.

1. Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park

Hampstead Manor is a short walk from Hampstead Heath, an oasis of calm with spectacular views of the city.

This ancient Heath, once traversed by Roman troops, is unlike anywhere else in London - it boasts 800 acres of stunning parkland, woodland, dell and meadow, as well as open air swimming lakes, playing fields, a public lido, sports facilities and iconic views of the capital from Parliament Hill. The jewel of the Heath is the historic Kenwood House, an elegant seventeenth-century stately home which features acres of landscaped gardens, magnificent rooms with gorgeous art, as well as an excellent café.

Hampstead Heath is bordered by Golders Hill Park, which boasts a zoo, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and even a butterfly house, along with stunning grounds and beautiful plant displays - a perfect formal counterpoint to the wild open space of the Heath.

Discover maps of these unique parks as well as their stunning views in the Hampstead Manor brochures.

2. Exceptional Schools

Hampstead has long enjoyed a reputation for excellence in education. Hampstead Manor itself is based on the grounds of the former Hampstead residence of King’s College London and the Grade-II listed Kidderpore Hall has been a part of educational institutions as far back as 1890, when it was acquired by Westfield College.

The tradition of exceptional education thrives to this day, with all of Hampstead’s primary schools rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There is also a wide range of independent pre-preparatory and preparatory schools, as well as many notable secondary schools, including the South Hampstead High School, the historic University College School, and the Fine Arts College on England’s Lane. Hampstead Manor is particularly well-positioned with St Luke's school just across the road and with 14 state and 16 independent schools within one-mile (of which six are all-through private schools).

With a selection of high-achieving further education options, and some of the best universities in the world just a short journey away in central London, Hampstead offers access to world-class educational opportunities at every stage of life. 

3. Outstanding Design

The residences at Hampstead Manor are set over 13 unique, storied buildings, and range from exquisite conversions of landmark Grade II listed properties, to outstanding new build homes and crisp contemporary apartments.

The buildings exemplify the stunning diversity of eras and architectural styles in Hampstead, and embody strong heritage with a sense of contemporary finesse. They all flow confidently from one to another and give an exceptional beauty to the whole development, as well as an opportunity for buyers to choose their preferred style and find their ideal home.

The properties have been developed and restored with skill, passion and an unrelenting attention to detail, making Hampstead Manor a prime example of British imagination, tradition and artistry.

Discover the beauty, design and value of the residences in their dedicated brochures.

4. Heritage, Culture and Community

Hampstead is historically coveted by leading intellectuals, creative pioneers, and liberal artists, from George Orwell, Lord Byron, T. S. Eliot and Agatha Christie, to Ian Fleming, Dame Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry, who have shaped the unique cultural landscape of this prestigious enclave. The collective spirit and the distinctive character of the area are hard to overemphasise. The community forms an international mind with a strong local heart, creating a feeling of an English country village that is defined by a discerning metropolitan mindset with a close connection to the city of London.

Hampstead’s unique history and culture are exemplified by its record 63 English Heritage blue plaques, more than any other London district. There is also an abundance of landmark historic houses, including the Freud museum – at Sigmund Freud’s former residence, Keats House – the handsome regency residence of the poet John Keats, 2 Willow Road – the Modernist home designed by visionary architect Erno Goldfinger, Burgh House – home of the Hampstead Museum, as well as Fenton House - a 17th-century merchant's house managed by the National Trust. Other cultural highlights include the artisan Everyman cinema, the Hampstead Theatre, and the Hampstead School of Art, which is directly opposite Hampstead Manor.

5. Strong Demand

The strength of demand in Hampstead is underpinned by its unique location and highly desired postcode, making the area famously resilient to price decreases.

In their “Hampstead Market Insight” report Knight Frank highlight that the area experienced 20.1% price growth in the five years to July 2016 and Foxtons state that property prices in Hampstead have increased 9.20% over the past year. Historic performance figures included in this article are for information purposes only and are no guarantee of future performance.

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6. Unrivalled Views

Few areas in the world boast such a wealth of natural views and urban panoramas as the prized north London enclave of Hampstead.

Perched high on a hill overlooking central London, the area offers truly magnificent views over the capital. Picture-perfect vistas can be seen from seemingly countless vantage points, while nearby Parliament Hill and Primrose Hill offer breathtaking panoramas of London.

Hampstead Heath offers spectacular natural views of stunning lakes, meadows and woodland, as well as seemingly endless rolling hills where walkers lose sight of all urban structures and can truly relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.

See some of the spectacular views and find out more about the area in the Hampstead Manor brochure.

7. Out and About

Hampstead offers an abundance of distinctive local amenities, high quality local produce, renowned culinary destinations and proudly independent businesses with a devoted following. The leafy streets are lined with a range of international brands and boutique shops whose stories are often deeply entwined with the history of this unique suburb. On Saturdays, residents gather on the Heath to purchase the finest local produce at the cherished farmer’s market, while in the evenings, cafés spill their tables onto pavements and cobbles.

The dining scene in Hampstead also offers a rich variety of flavours, with a selection of popular destinations that range from sophisticated gastropubs, to renowned restaurants using the finest seasonal produce available. Cuisines from around the world are represented, from high-end Japanese dining at Jin Kichi to family-run Italian cuisine at La Gaffe on Heath Street.

Discover heartwarming local stories and charming businesses in the Hampstead Manor brochure.

8. Location

Hampstead combines the best of both worlds – enviable village-style tranquillity with an easy reach of central London. This lifestyle epitomises the qualities that have long made NW3 one of Britain’s most desirable postcodes.  

Hampstead has stations in Zone 2 on the Northern Line, Jubilee Line and Overground, as well as Thameslink and main railway stations. Central London is within a short journey from Hampstead Station: 10 mins to King’s Cross, 17 mins to Bank, Victoria Station and Oxford Circus, and 18 mins to Waterloo in south London.

Find out more about Hampstead Manor, its location and its chauffeur-driven town car service by calling our sales team on, 020 7776 5730

9. Trusted Developer

Mount Anvil has been building homes in London since 1991, over 5,000 of them built, and more than 4,000 in the pipeline.  Our vision is to be Central London’s most respected residential developer and we have already been recognised as “Developer of the Year” for three consecutive years at the prestigious RESI awards.

Our focus is on creating a lasting legacy and to this end we ensure we control every detail and create homes of real quality by acting as both developer and contractor on all our projects. We work with internationally-acclaimed architects and search the world for the best materials to create homes that will stand the test of time. This has been recognised by our customers, 98% of whom would recommend us.

Each of our developments has their own unique identity, Dollar Bay offers high-end living by Canary Wharf, while Keybridge House holds a pivotal position between London's largest regeneration area and prime central London. Queen's Wharf provides an opportunity for riverside living at the gorgeous Surrey Bend of the Thames, while Royal Docks West offers the chance to own a property in a unique regeneration area combining a waterside quality of life with a central location. To find out more and to receive exclusive event invitations register your interest today.

10. Amenities

Residents of Hampstead Manor will enjoy enviable amenities. The spa and gym are immaculately designed with porcelain Alabastri tiling, and feature a sauna, Moroccan-style hammam, experience shower and a 5m x 14m swimming pool, as well as a range of contemporary equipment.

The development also features beautifully landscaped gardens - Teil Green, The Orchard and The Sumray, which are seasonally replanted by expert gardeners.

Hampstead Manor also has a 24 hour concierge service, secure underground parking with 92 car spaces, as well as access to the development’s chauffeur-driven town car service, which runs according to a schedule at peak times and is booked according to residents’ requirements at off peak times.

With so much going for Hampstead Manor, it is no surprise the available homes are selling out fast.Register your interest today and download the brochures for more information on the available properties.

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